PhD-student position on in-vivo photopharmacological stimulation of the cochlea (m/f/d)

University Medical Center Göttingen
Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Germany
salary according to TVL
March 27 2019
Health Sciences
Position Type
Part Time
Organization Type
Job Type
PhD Studentship

The Institute for Auditory Neuroscience of the University Medical Center Göttingen

(Germany) invites applications for a

PhD-student position on in-vivo photopharmacological stimulation of the cochlea (m/f/d)
the position is available for 3 years, 65 % of a full time position | salary according to TVL

The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,900 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, located near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

Focus of the work is on the use of a novel photopharmacological tool to restore auditory activity.

The successful candidate will contribute to the proof of principle of this approach to restore hearing and compare hearing by optical (photopharmacological and optogenetic), electrical and acoustical activation of the spiral ganglion neurons, using a combination of physiological and behavioural approaches. The project includes, among broader questions in auditory neuroscience, the study of temporal coding in the auditory system.

The rodent project will involve in-vivo far field recordings, single unit recordings, behavioural experiments and immunohistochemistry.

The ability to work in an interdisciplinary (combining molecular, structural, physiological, and theoretical approaches) and international team of researchers is required (excellent communication skills in English are mandatory). Moreover former experiences in animal experimentations are of advantage (e. g. Felasa-B).

The Göttingen Campus is a leading Neuroscience Center hosting numerous prestigious and internationally renowned research institutions. This includes the University and its Medical Center, three life science Max Planck Institutes, the European Neuroscience Institute, and the German Primate Center. The Institute for Auditory Neuroscience & InnerEarLab is tightly integrated in the Campus, with research groups hosted also at non-university institutions. It runs numerous stimulating collaborations on Campus such as the Collaborative Research Center 889 (, the Cluster of Excellence “Multiscale Bioimaging: from Molecular Machines to Networks of Excitable Cells” ( and beyond the Campus, such as within the Priority Programme 1926 (

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by June 28th, 2019:

University Medical Center Göttingen
Institute for Auditory Neuroscience
Dr. Tobias Moser
Professor of Auditory Neuroscience
D-37099 Göttingen

Tel.: 0551/39-63071
Fax: 0551/39-22299

Contact Person:
Antoine Huet, PhD,

Please send your application only via e-mail as a PDF-file.

Travel and application fees cannot be refunded or transferred.